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Course Code: 
FPE 2102
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 1
Year of Study: 
Year 2
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Undergraduate Level
Course Discipline: 
Course Description & Objectives: 

The course introduces students to the theory and underlying principles of land surveying methods and measurements as applied to the field of forestry. It provides the basic knowledge essential in the preliminary stages of any forestry project at planning level, such as planning and construction of forest roads. The course is aimed at reinforcing the practical hands on experience gained in land surveying practicals undertaken during the 1st year recess term. 

Learning Outcomes: 
  • Solve surveying problems of horizontal distance, vertical distance, and angular measurement.
  • Estimate areas and volumes for design and construction purposes e.g. during forest road construction.
  • Produce maps using data obtained using the GPS and remote sensing equipment.
  • Guide setting out of buildings and other constructed structures on forestry projects.
  • Interpret data from various field survey techniques such as aerial photos, maps and plans.
  • Measure of land with the view of establishing property boundaries.
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